Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Capacity: 20,000
Matches: Group stage and 2nd semi-final

Built in 2001-2002, the stadium has increased its capacity from 12,000 to 20,000 with the addition of temporary stands. The opening round matches and one of the semi-finals will be played in this stadium. It is located in St Lucia, an island which is well connected and is easily accessible by air and sea.

Island Factfile:

Name: St Lucia (midway between Martinque and St Vincent is a Windward Isles)
Capital city: Castries
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC) (US$1=EC$2.65)
Population: 1,55,996
Climate: Hot tropical climate tempered by trade winds throughout most of the year. The driest period is from January to April and there is increased rainfall in summer and towards the end of the year.
Languages: English, Creole and French patios

Tourist Spots: This romantic island that houses the stadium offers amazing mountainous landscape, tropical vegetation and fascinating beaches. Hewanorra International Airport and George F. L. Charles Airport provide easy access to the island.

Some of the interesting places that should be visited while in St Lucia are Castries, the commercial center and capital of the island, the lovely Marigot Bay, Frigate Islands Nature Reserve that houses different species of frigate birds. Pigeon Island National Landmark, the historically important place that was once the home of the Amerindians. Besides the breathtaking Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths, many amazing beaches and Fond d'Or Nature Historic Park that gives one the opportunity to experience hiking trails.

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